Robert Linden Larson, age 77, passed away at home August 10, 2019. Bob was born September 12, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. Bob was preceded in death by his father, Herman Larson, mother, Jeannette (Linden), and great-great-nephew, Cameron Friend. He is survived by his wife, Marcia (Conner) Larson, sisters and brother: Carna Bonner, Bill Larson, Pam (Ted) Dyckman and Tina (Gary) Detrick, and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Bob attended Granville, Ohio schools from kindergarten through his graduation in 1959. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1959 and served until 1962. He then attended Denison University from 1963-1964 and then graduated from The Ohio State University in June of 1969 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. He married Marcia Conner on December 18, 1965. After graduation from OSU, he and Marcia moved to Chicago where Bob began his career in the trust department as a trust officer at the First National Bank of Chicago. After four years at First National Bank of Chicago, he and Marcia returned to Columbus, Ohio where he began work for City National Bank. After two years there, Bob then went on to work for Merrill Lynch as a municipal bond salesman. His career as a stockbroker continued at LPL Financial and he retired from UBS in 2015.
Bob was a charter member of the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club and he was an Aladdin Shrine Chanter. Bob was an avid Buckeye fan and enjoyed season tickets to home football games for 43 seasons. Tailgating was his favorite because he loved creating recipes for all his OSU friends and family. Bob loved helping to plan his Granville High School reunions and getting together with his fellow ‘59’ers. His biggest claim to fame was being a charter member of The Dirty Dozen. He also loved cooking with his Gourmet Club as well as for his family and friends. He loved music, dancing the jitterbug, playing golf, Broadway shows, as well as watching all sports.
Bob and his wife, Marcia, traveled the world together and enjoyed every minute of exploring new places. He loved Hawaii and wanted to move there eventually. He also loved exploring Europe, Mexico, as well as the Caribbean islands. Bob and Marcia loved hosting dinner parties at home for all of their friends and family. They also loved being second parents to their close family and friends when they needed a place to rest their heads. Bob and Marcia were a remarkable sight to see on the dance floor- dancing the jitterbug to any style of music old to new. They even enrolled in tap lessons to further explore their love of dance.
Bob had friends from childhood to old age. Everyone enjoyed his jokes and stories. He never met a joke he couldn’t tell. He had a gift for making people around him feel happy, loved, and often doubled over in laughter.
Bob loved his immediate family as well as his beloved nieces and nephews: Amy Detrick, Megan BeVier, Sarah Detrick, Jill Dyckman, Brad Dyckman, Jim Larson, Kevin Larson, Shawna Bonner, Kathy Friend, Lincoln Kelley, Jeff Kelley; great-nieces and nephews: Todd Friend, Adam Friend, Angela Kelley, Jared Kelley, Erin Kelley, Brayden BeVier, MacKenzie BeVier, Carter Dyckman, Jack Dyckman, and Greyson Dyckman; great-great-niece and nephews: Conner Friend, Parker Friend, and Alaina Friend.
Bob will be missed by all who knew him.
The family will host a private Celebration of Life at a later date.
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